The legal battle between an adult film company and a luxury property owner has now taken a turn. The owner of the beach-side rental property in Aquinnah, Massachusetts Leah Bassett filed a lawsuit in March against Monica Jensen of Mile High Media. The suit claims that the production company used her property to shoot several gay adult scenes without her permission.
The lawsuit alleges that the production team used “nearly every room of her home for their porn production purposes” including “her bedrooms, her living room and family room sofas, her stairway, atop her dining room table, her bathrooms, her basement, atop her laundry room appliances.” Also they “deliberately used her linens and bedspreads, including the decorative bedroom pillows hand-sewn/designed specifically by Ms. Bassett, for their condom-less ejaculatory porn scenes.”
But what is most usual Mile High Media has been accused of a “history of predatory practices,” in reference to scenes that depict plots of a pedophile nature, she referenced two films Schoolboy Fantasies 2 and His Son’s Best Friend Volume 1 as examples. These two films were made inside her house.
John Taylor, Bassett’s lawyer explained to the Vineyard Times in March that the company relocated from California to Massachusetts to take advantage of the interest in the charges against priests in the Catholic church and the rape and murder of Jeffrey Curley in 1997, Taylor also stated that this action added to the “emotionally disturbing and objectionable nature of some of the predatory-themed ‘fantasy’ porn films.” However, this might be a stretch.
Therefore, Jensen has filed a counter-suit, within the suit she claims defamation and that the remarks made by John Taylor about the films being pedophilic in nature which led to an “international news smear campaign” against both herself and her company. “There exists absolutely no basis or justification for associating Mile High or Jensen with the instances of sexual abuses in the Catholic Church or the attempted sexual assault and murder of 10-year Jeffrey Curley,” Jansen’s suit reads. The suit continues: “Rather, these defamatory remarks which have absolutely no relevance to the claims in this action, are evidence of Attorney Taylor and Plaintiff’s clear intent to inflame and prejudice the public against the defendants.”
Jensen is asking the court to issue an injunction claiming “it is very likely that more false statements will be made by both the Plaintiff and Attorney Taylor in the upcoming months of litigation.”
Bassett on the other hand still claims she is an emotional wreck and states she has suffered severe emotional distress. She has had to seek professional help to deal with the “emotional and psychological traumatizing effects.”